From Epistles-Second Series of Volume 6 of The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda
C/O E. T. STURDY, ESQ.,
HIGH VIEW, CAVERSHAM,
17th Sept., 1895.
DEAR MRS. BULL,
Mr. Sturdy and I want to get hold of a few of the best, say, strong and intelligent men in England to form a society, and therefore we must proceed slowly. We must take care not to be run over with “fads” from the first. This you will know has been my policy in America too. Mr. Sturdy has been in India living with our Sannyasins in their manner for some time. He is an exceedingly energetic man, educated and well versed in Sanskrit. … So far so good. … Purity, perseverance, and energy — these three I want, and if I get only half a dozen here, my work will go on. I have a great chance of such a few.